News release: Poll shows Kentuckians overwhelmingly support right-to-work

Poll headlines grassroots campaign to promote labor freedom (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – A new poll released today by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions as part of National Employee Freedom Week reveals that Kentuckians overwhelmingly support making Kentucky the 25th right-to-work state  in America. The poll found that 80 percent of Kentuckians favor allowing individual workers the right to make their…

Bluegrass Beacon: Learning gaps widen the ‘freedom gap’

Achievement gaps aren’t even mentioned by Martin Solomon, a retired University of Kentucky professor of business and economics who represented the opposition in the Bluegrass Institute’s published online debate: “Does Kentucky need charter schools?” But ignoring academic-achievement gaps for poor racial minorities and the learning disabled won’t close them or diminish their seriousness. Whether you…

Kentucky joins lawsuit against EPA’s climate-settlement agreement; next step: Pass Bluegrass Institute’s ‘Intrastate Coal and Use Act’

Politico is reporting that Kentucky has joined a lawsuit asking a federal appeals court to declare illegal a 2011 settlement agreement between the EPA, states and environmental groups in which the agency agreed to establish greenhouse gas limits for power plants. “The states … filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit…

Comment on BIPPS ‘Free to Learn’ debate: So … what about KIPP academies and their 93 percent graduation rate, Dr. Solomon?

While Dr. Martin Solomon was pooh-poohing public charter schools in the Bluegrass Institute’s recent published Free to Learn online debate, the highly regarded Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) was congratulating the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) for “20 years of serving some of our nation’s most vulnerable children and families.” Some facts about KIPP, the largest…